November 26, 2018 – 4PM
The Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum
4079 Albany Post Road, Hyde Park, New York
To commemorate the 75th anniversary of the sinking of the HMT Rohna, the FDR Library will present a panel discussion to tell the story of those who perished and those who survived the greatest at sea disaster of Word War II. Catherine will join Jack and Barbara Ballo and John Dolan to honor those ordinary Americans who saved the world. Like Catherine, the Ballos and John Dolan discovered their connection to the Rohna through the discovery of old letters and newspaper clippings. The discovery led them to tell the story of this tragedy that has been lost to history.
This 75th anniversary presentation marks the first time the FDR Library has showcased the Rohna though the tragedy was classified by the American government.
It is fitting that Ordinary Americans will be presented on November 26. On that day 75 years ago, the Rohna was struck by a new weapon of war which resulted in the loss of more than 1,000 American servicemen.
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